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dynamite

1. n. [Geophysics]
A type of explosive used as a source for seismic energy during data acquisition. Originally, dynamite referred specifically to a nitroglycerin-based explosive formulated in 1866 by Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833 to 1896), the Swedish inventor who endowed the Nobel prizes. The term is incorrectly used to mean any explosive rather than the original formulation.